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Experience the unique Zazen meditation and tour of the Kosho-ji Temple in Kyoto. Immerse yourself in the power of Zazen meditation with the guidance of a local Buddhist teacher.


  • Experience the tranquility and power of Zazen meditation at the Kosho-ji Temple in Kyoto as you join a local Buddhist teacher for a guided tour of the temple.

  • Explore the rich history and cultural significance of the temple and deepen your understanding of the practice of Zazen meditation.

  • Join a Buddhist teacher for an enlightening session on the teachings of Buddhism.

  • Listen attentively as they deliver a sermon, sharing their knowledge and wisdom on the subject.

  • Fun fact: It is said that during a single hour of Zazen meditation, a person can experience a sense of inner peace and clarity that would take 10 years of normal life to achieve.


  • Local professional guide

  • Zazen meditation experience


  • Hotel transfers

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life with a rejuvenating Zazen meditation experience at Kyoto's historic Kosho-ji Temple. With a local Buddhist teacher as your guide, immerse yourself in the teachings of Soto Zen Buddhism, including a tour of the temple and a discussion on the principles of Zazen meditation.

Find inner peace and connect with your true self in the same hall where the monks practice their meditation. Experience the power of Zazen meditation in a tranquil setting, surrounded by the rich history and culture of Kyoto. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced meditator, your local guide will provide you with all the knowledge and guidance you need to properly practice and appreciate Zazen meditation. Soak in the peaceful atmosphere of Kosho-ji Temple, the oldest Soto Zen temple in Japan, and leave feeling refreshed and reinvigorated.

know before you go

Important Information

  • Please carry long pants for the meditation.

  • Kindly note that an appropriate dress code is required for this experience. Refrain from wearing mini skirts, non-elastic pants, and tight clothes.

  • Children below the age of 12 years are not allowed to experience Zazen. However, they can accompany their parents or guardians and sit next to them for free.


  • Daily: 10am to 4pm

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Kosho-ji Temple.

  • Address: Yamada-27-1 Uji, Kyoto 611-0021, Japan.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Keihan Uji Eki. It is a quick 10-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses Uji Okubo Yodo Line 21 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Uji Station. It is a quick 11-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board Uji Line to get you there.

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